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Dulcimer Street (1948)

London Belongs to Me (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 7 November 1948 (USA)
Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Percy Boon
... Mr. Squales
... Mrs. Josser
... Uncle Henry
... Mr. Josser
... Doris Josser
... Mrs. Vizzard
Ivy St. Helier ... Connie Coke
Andrew Crawford ... Bill
... Headlam Fynne
Eleanor Summerfield ... The Blonde
Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Boon
Maurice Denham ... Jack Rufus
... Mr. Justice Plymme
Cecil Trouncer ... Mr. Henry Wassall
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Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. The story focuses on the effects this has on Percy and the other residents. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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According to Richard Attenborough during an October 3rd, 1972 interview on the Dick Cavett Show, Prime Minister Winston Churchill attended the premier of London Belongs to Me (1948). See more »

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Uncle Henry: If we don't wake up soon, if the rest of Europe doesn't wake up, then Hitler's got us like this.
[cracks walnut in a nutcracker]
Mrs. Josser: Oh Henry, for goodness sake, put on your paper hat and enter into the spirit!
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Referenced in The Ladykillers (1955) See more »

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(Little) Girl In Blue
Music by Benjamin Frankel (as Ben Bernard)
Lyrics by Harold Purcell
Sung by Dick James
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Heart-warming interior from old London
15 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's all about a house and its tenants of very variable kinds, the last one moving in being a confused spiritualist somehow falling out of everything (Alastair Sim in an unforgettable character, later copied by Alec Guinness in "Ladykillers"), while the main character is Richard Attenborough as a young irresponsible luck-seeker without any luck, courting the daughter of the house while his former mistress won't leave him alone, which leads to the tragedy. The house becomes a web of intrigue and complications, the different destinies interlacing each other, leading to confusions and further tragedies - Alastair Sim is really the unluckiest of them all. A fabulous gallery of colorful actors, Stephen Murray and a young Hugh Griffith making a surprise entrance towards the end is just two of them, the idyll develops into a spectacular drama finally involving all London. It's a wonderful story with great warmth and empathy with its characters, almost like a documentary. Unfortunately I haven't read the novel, which should be even better. This is a must see for grass-root people, environmentalists, humanitarians and all defenders of the small people of narrow circumstances and humble conditions, making out the great majority of the ordinary harmless core of humanity.


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